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Newark Airport Debuts Solar Installations

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has unveiled the first of four solar installations at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport (Chris Hondros, Getty Images)

Officials toured the 152-panel installation located on top of an AirTrain electrical substation on Thursday. A second installation is finished and two more are underway. They’re located on two maintenance buildings and a cargo building at the airport.

The Port Authority estimates the four installations will supply the airport with about 817,000 kilowatt-hours per year, or the equivalent of powering 62 homes with electricity or removing 90 vehicles from the road. They’re projected to save about $60,000 annually on electricity.

Newark is the first of the Port Authority’s airports to receive solar installations. The agency operates JFK, LaGuardia, Stewart, Teterboro and Atlantic City airports.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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